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Respiratory Therapist II – Outreach

Alberta Health Services

This is a Full-time position in Aurora, ON posted August 9, 2021.

Your Opportunity: Under the management of the Respiratory Equipment and Services Program, the ROP RRT will use their specialized knowledge and extensive clinical expertise to oversee the equipment needs of chronically ventilated clients, adult and pediatric, in a home or facility setting, and assess clinical care needs in partnership with other acute and community health care professionals.

The ROP RRT’s role includes but is not limited to the following: Complete initial ventilator setup’s and annual equipment preventative maintenance visits.

Travel throughout the province or provide virtual telehealth support, to clients and stakeholders who require ventilator/equipment education, training, or clinical assistance.

Provide on call support and telephone consultation to ROP clients, caregivers, health care professionals and rural urgent care centers during business hours, evenings and weekends.

Provide support and consultation to multidisciplinary teams responsible for acute care discharge planning of clients with complex respiratory needs or maintaining complex respiratory clients in the community.

Assist with the development of program resources such as processes, policies and protocols.

Develop and maintain teaching resources required for clients, families, and caregiver training.

Maintain ROP equipment and supplies inventory.

Use knowledge and expertise of the Alberta Aids to Daily Living
– Respiratory Benefits Program (AADL
– RBP) policies to act as a subject matter expert to inform future policy development and act as a resource for other health care professionals.

Description: As a Respiratory Therapist II, you will coordinate, monitor and assess clinical services in your assigned area.

You will act as a clinical resource for daily operations, coordinating the work of therapy assessment and treatment in your service area, and assist in the development of clinical protocols.

You will develop and implement respiratory therapy care plans and monitor the progress of patients (clients, residents) receiving advanced respiratory treatment.

You will identify new equipment requirements, and establish and maintain adequate levels of supplies and materials for your area.

You will be responsible for respiratory equipment, including but not limited to operation, procurement, maintenance, and quality assurance.

You will participate in interprofessional patient, client or resident rounds, conferences and meetings where applicable.

Classification: Respiratory Therapist II Union: HSAA Facility PROF/TECH Department: Community Respiratory Outreach Primary Location: Edmonton General Hospital Multi-Site: Not Applicable FTE: 0.50 Posting End Date: 27-JAN-2021 Employee Class: Regular Part Time Date Available: 15-FEB-2021 Hours per Shift: 7.75 Length of Shift in weeks: 2 Shifts per cycle: 5 Shift Pattern: Days, On Call Days Off: Saturday/Sunday Minimum Salary: $39.27 Maximum Salary: $50.64 Vehicle Requirement: Driver’s License, Vehicle Required Required Qualifications: Active or eligible registration with the College and Association of Respiratory Therapists of Alberta (CARTA).

Additional Required Qualifications: Current BCLS-HCP.

Valid Class 5 drivers license and access to a vehicle in good working condition for professional use.

Physically capable of lifting, pushing and/or pulling a minimum of 4.5kg.

A minimum of 5 years critical care experience.

Knowledge of home mechanical ventilators and their clinical application.

High level of skill in the critical review of patient medical records.

Excellent case and workload management skills.

Excellent independent and collaborative working skills.

Excellent communication and organizational skills.

Strong track record in establishing and maintaining effective, professional and respectful working relationships with team members, leadership and stakeholders.

Excellent computer skills with proficiencies in Microsoft Excel, Word and Adobe Acrobat.

Preferred Qualifications: ACLS, NALS, PALS certification(s).

10 years or more of critical and/or community care experience.

Advanced knowledge of current in-use acute care ventilators.

Project management, change management certification.

Certification, participation and experience in the following: Project management.

Change management.

Working groups.

Quality improvement.